Photo Gallery: A Wave of Homophobia in France 04/23/2013
 France is expected to approve same-sex marriages on Tuesday afternoon. The...
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France is expected to approve same-sex marriages on Tuesday afternoon. The legislation has already been approved by the upper and lower houses of parliament but now faces a second reading in the lower house. The new law will place same-sex marriages on the same footing as their heterosexual counterparts and will include the right to adopt children. But protests against the reforms (including the one pictured here on April 21 in Paris) have at times taken on a very discriminatory tone.